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National Museum of Singapore

With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind. It is custodian of 10 National Treasures, and its Singapore History and Living Galleries adopt cutting-edge and varied ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience.

A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round – the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings – in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre.

National Museum of Singapore's Address

93 Stamford Road S(178897)
Tel:(+65) 6332 3659 / (+65) 6332 5642

Opening Hours

Last admission to Glass Rotunda (Story of the Forest by teamLab and Singapore, Very Old Tree by Robert Zhao) at 6.15pm. Last admission to all other galleries at 6.30pm.


Free admission for Citizens*, Permanent Residents*, children aged 6 and below and first caregivers of persons with disabilities to all galleries (permanent galleries and any on-going Special Exhibition).
*Please present pink or blue NRIC for scanning at the Visitor Services counter.

Admission for Non-Citizen & Non-Permanent Resident


Permanent Galleries
(All Level 1 and
2 Galleries, and Glass Rotunda)

Special Exhibition

All Access Pass
(Permanent Galleries, Glass Rotunda and Special Exhibition)




Please note that there is currently no on-going Special Exhibition.


Senior (aged 60 and above) 1



Special Access3

Admission tickets are available from the National Museum Visitor Services counter. Adult (non-Citizen and non-Permanent Resident) tickets are also available on SISTIC.

All visitors must obtain an admission sticker (and purchase tickets where applicable) from the Visitor Services counter before entering any gallery.

Valid proof of identity (eg. passport, school pass) must be presented at the Visitor Services counter to enjoy concession admission.

Admission is free for non-Citizen / non-Permanent Resident Students from the following types of schools in Singapore:

  • 100% government schools: Primary, Secondary, ITE, Junior College and Polytechnic
  • International Schools in Singapore with NHB School Membership

Concession admission fee applies to non-Singaporean and non-Permanent Resident students from the following types of schools:

  • Government-Aided Schools / Singapore Universities: eg. NAFA, LaSalle, SOTA, Sports School, NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD
  • Independent Local Schools: eg. Hwa Chong School International, NUS High
  • Private Schools and other non-NHB member International Schools in Singapore: eg. Kaplan, MDIS, SIM, LaSalle International
  • Students from schools overseas

Applies to non-Citizen and non-Permanent Resident persons with disabilities (PWDs). One caregiver accompanying PWD visitors will enjoy free admission, regardless of his/her nationality.

Special Exhibitions

Free admission to the National Museums will be granted to as many special exhibitions as possible alongside free admissions to the permanent galleries. However, from time to time, our museums bring in internationally renowned works and exhibitions from overseas. Entry charges may then apply to help cover costs and ensure sustainability. For such exhibitions where there is an admission fee, NHB will continue to offer free admission for citizens and PRs who are students, teachers, senior citizens, NSFs and Persons with Disabilities as well as children of 6 years of age and under and the first caregiver of persons with disabilities for all nationalities.

Concessions will be available for non-citizens and non-PRs who are students, seniors aged 60 years and above, and persons with disabilities, with valid identification.

Thank you for visiting us!

How to Get There

By Bus

YMCA Bus-stop (08041):
SBS: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 64, 65, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162M, 174, 174e, 175
SMRT: 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, NR6, NR7

SMU Bus-stop (04121):
SBS: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 111, 124, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 166, 174, 174e, 175
SMRT: 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, 857, NR7

Bras Basah MRT Station (5-minute walk from Exit B or C)
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (5-minute walk from Exit A)
City Hall MRT Station (10-minute walk from Exit A or B)

Pick-up and drop-off point is at the museum's main entrance facing Stamford Road.

Turn left from Stamford Road onto Fort Canning Road for National Museum's car park entry/exit.

Limited parking facility is available at the National Museum. Other parking facilities are available at YMCA, Singapore Management University and Fort Canning Park.

Electronic Parking System

Hourly Parking Rates
Mon – Sun (including Public Holidays)

Motorcycle/ Bicycle
Limited parking lots are available at the National Museum.

For more information, please visit the National Museum of Singapore website.

Wheelchair Access

  • Parking for handicapped-labelled vehicle is available
  • Wheelchair access is available at the Museum
  • Lift access to upper floors
  • Fully accessible toilets located on each floor
  • Entry to all Galleries

Use of Strollers
Baby strollers are permitted in all Galleries.

Photography & Filming Policies
Visitors are welcome to photograph, film or take video images in the Museum for personal use only.

Commercial use or public exhibition of this material is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the National Museum. Videography, tripods, selfie sticks and the use of flash are strictly prohibited in all the galleries unless otherwise stated.

Photography and recording of any form (including mobile phones and cameras) are prohibited for performances and film screenings in the Gallery Theatre, unless otherwise stated. Please check with the Visitor Services Counter or any staff on on duty when in doubt. Flash photography and videography is prohibited in all galleries.

Please note that wedding and commercial filming and photoshoots are chargable, click here for more information.

Sketching Policy
Only pencils, sketchbooks and notebooks are permitted in the galleries. Please do not obstruct traffic flow in the galleries while sketching.

Noise Level
To fully appreciate the exhibitions and for the comfort of all visitors, please switch your mobile phones to silent mode and refrain from talking or laughing loudly.

Storage for Bulky Items
Visitors should deposit their backpacks and bulky items (including tripods, cabin bags, luggage, skate scooters) at the lockers located on level 2, opposite Seminar Rooms and the basement of the museum. Lockers are available at 50 cents (small) and 1 dollar (large).

Thanks for visiting us!